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Tsuba with Jurôjin
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Tsuba with Jurôjin

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Description This tsuba shows Jurôjin, who is one of the seven gods of good fortune. He is often depicted with a deer, as seen here, or a crane. Both are signs of longevity. Jurôjin is dressed as a scholar. The pine tree on the back of the tsuba is also a sign of longevity.
  • Déjà Vu? Recurrence. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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19th century
shibuichi, copper, shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
2 13/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 in. (7.1 x 6.4 x 0.38 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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